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An 11-day tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.

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There is no better place in North America for dancing chickens than the state of Colorado, and no better time to find them than in April. We will seek out the prairie-chickens (Lesser and Greater) of the eastern plains, and the sage-grouse (Gunnison and Greater) and Sharp-tailed Grouse of intermountain parks, with an emphasis on watching the remarkable breeding displays of these five species at their leks (traditional dancing grounds). We'll also search for Dusky Grouse and White-tailed Ptarmigan; these species are challenging to find and do not gather in leks like the five aforementioned species, but we have generally good luck finding them at this season. Sprinkled in will be opportunities to see other game birds such as Wild Turkey, Scaled and Gambel's quail, and Northern Bobwhite.

Beyond the prime attraction of the lekking grouse, our adventure through Colorado provides a marvelous opportunity to study birds of the plains and mountains, from Mountain Plovers and McCown's and Chestnut-collared longspurs to Pinyon Jays, Lewis's Woodpeckers, and all three species of rosy-finches.

Field Guides is an equal opportunity service provider and an authorized permittee of the Pawnee National Grassland.

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2020 Departures
Apr 8-18 ($3950)
Apr 11-21 ($3950)

2021 Departures
Apr 10-20
Apr 17-27

2022 Departures
Apr 9-19
Apr 16-26



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Guides for our tours
Micah Riegner
Tom Johnson
Cory Gregory
Mitch Lysinger
Eric Hynes

What to Expect
Good accommodations, easy terrain with some high elevation, warm to cool and cold climate. Some long drives.

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